Oliver Herford

(1863-1935)

Education - Poem by Oliver Herford

When People think that Kittens play,
It’s really quite the other way.
For when they chase the Ball or Bobbin
They learn to catch a Mouse or Robin.
The Kitten, deaf to Duty’s call,
Who will not chase the bounding ball,
A hungry Cathood will enjoy,
The scorn of Mouse and Bird and Boy.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 16, 2010



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